Windows Share (SMB/CIFS) Configuration on FreeNAS.
The Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol is a network file sharing protocol, and as implemented in Microsoft Windows is known as Microsoft SMB Protocol. The set of message packets that defines a particular version of the protocol is called a dialect. The Common Internet File System (CIFS) Protocol is a dialect of SMB. Both SMB and CIFS are also available on VMS, several versions of Unix, and other operating systems.
The technical reference to CIFS is available from Microsoft Corporation at Common Internet File System (CIFS) File Access Protocol.
“The protocol used to share files over a LAN by the majority of personal computers is called SMB”
FreeNAS version : 9.10.1
IP address: 192.168.1.209
First Create a Disk Volume for providing for shared storage to the shared folder.
Select “Storage Tab”, then click on “Volume Manager”
Give Volume name “Windows Share” and adjust the Volume layout size then click on Add Volume,
Enable the Service:
Change the permissions for open Access for the Volume group
Go to “Storage Tab” click on Change Permissions as shown below
Create Dataset share Directory as same showed below
Successfully configure Server side, now verify in client systems.
Successfully configured Windows share (SMB/CIFS) on FreeNAS.